A rare Charles II oak backstool Yorkshire/Derbyshire, circa 1675
Lot 27
A rare Charles II oak backstool Yorkshire/Derbyshire, circa 1675
Sold for £1,062 (US$ 1,735) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Charles II oak backstool Yorkshire/Derbyshire, circa 1675
A rare Charles II oak backstool
Yorkshire/Derbyshire, circa 1675
Having a typical arched cusp-outlined cresting, unusually centred by a pierced and carved half-flowerhead, over a row of five delicately-turned walnut spindles, the boarded seat raised on ball and fillet-turned front legs, joined by a front mid-stretcher and unusual H-shaped conforming stretcher, 49cm wide x 44cm deep x 104cm high, (19" wide x 17" deep x 40.5" high)

Footnotes

  • Comparative Literature: The turned H-shaped stretcher found on this lot is an unusual feature. T. Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700 (2009), illustrates a backstool with a comparable H-shaped stretcher, p. 297, pl. 412. V. Chinnery, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition (1993), illustrates a backstool with a spindle filled back, p. 479, fig. 4:145. A further example in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, no. 146-1938.
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